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We are so excited to start up for the 2018-19 school year and can't wait to let you all know about the adventures ahead!
 
Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to get a hold of any of the staff members.
 
First, some news; we have added to our team! Ms. Alexa Schroeder and Ms. Megan Raether will be joining us as  full time teachers this year. We can't wait for you all to meet them and formally welcome both to the Wildlands Family.
 
Let's get down to business!
 
The first day(s):
 
Wednesday, August 29th (6:30-8:00pm) Beaver Creek Reserve Auditorium: Welcome Back Night! We request that all new, incoming Wildlands students and parents join us for an informational meeting on Wildlands, details on our busy calendar/schedule, meet and chat with all of our staff (including Megan Raether and Alexa Schroeder), fill out all necessary paperwork (bring a pen), and get to know the families that attend Wildlands. There will be a formal presentation beginning at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Nature Center. 
 
Tuesday, September 4th: 7th and 9th grade students ONLY will report to the Wildlands High School Building at 8:30 am. This full day orientation for students will help our "new" students get acquainted with our buildings, campus, procedures, and staff. Students will be dismissed at 2:45 pm. Lunch will be provided for students. Please let me know if there are any dietary needs!
 
Wendesday, September 5th-Friday September 7th Wildlands Adventure Week: ALL students report to Wildlands School. We have a flexible arrival time from 8:00-8:25 am. Our all school meeting will begin at 8:30 am. Students will be participating in adventure activities all week.  We will be paddling, mountain biking, and staying on the reserve to hike and explore! Students may either order a sack lunch from Augusta, or should plan to bring their own sack lunch each day.  Below is the Adventure week programming schedule for the first day for all students on the 5th:
       7th and 8th Grade: Canoe Skills at Coon Fork Lake (Students will need water bottle, closed toe shoes, and quick drying, non-cotton clothing which can get wet.
       9th and 10th Grade: Mountain Biking (Students will need comfortable athletic clothing, well-fit athletic shoes, and water bottle)
       11th and 12th Grade: On site at Wildlands School (Students will need comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, and water bottle, and be ready for some hiking)
 
Transportation:
Our BUS will run from Augusta HS (8:05 am) to Fall Creek HS (8:15 am) to Wildlands (8:25 am) each morning, and reverse order at the end of the day. Students may catch a ride from either the Augusta High School or Fall Creek High School each morning. If students are going to park their cars in either HS lot, please be sure to obtain the proper parking passes from the respective school.
 
If you are interested in joining a carpool with another Wildlands Family, please visit and fill out this document
 
Food Service:
Wildlands School lunch program provides a sack lunch option for students. The district webpage contains information regarding the prices of lunch, as well as the Free/Reduced Meal plan/application. We encourage you to email the food service director, Jenny Piorier, jpiorier@augusta.k12.wi.us  with specific questions. Details about lunch payments, lunch sign up, and lunch in general will also be explained at our Welcome Back Night. 
 
Calendar:
We do our best to get as many activities on our Wildlands Calendar as possible so that families can plan for the year. Please make sure they are on your personal calendar! Big ones to take note of right away: Middle school fall camping trip October 
Details about ALL of these trips and more will be explained at our Welcome Back Night on the 29th.  
 
In this document, you will also find information on gear that students have found incredibly useful and comforting to have on trail. Details about equipment will also be available at our Welcome Back Night on the 29th. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask before making a big purchase.
 
Can't wait to see you all soon! If you have any questions whatsoever, don't hesitate to ask! 
 
Wildlands Staff~
Jake Fields, Aaron Walczak, Andrew Johnson, Megan Raether, Alexa Schroeder, Paul Tweed, Liz Seubert, Jeff Hadorn

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